RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 43036758 LA English T1 Cornel West and the politics of prophetic pragmatism A1 Wood, Mark David,, PB University of Illinois Press PP Urbana YR 2000 SN 0252025784 9780252025785 AB "In this critique of the work of Harvard University professor Cornel West, Mark David Wood examines West's philosophy of prophetic pragmatism. Combining elements of Christianity, pragmatism, and Marxism, West has articulated a liberationist "theology of the streets" that seeks to expand freedom and democracy throughout society." "Wood evaluates the political consequences of a shift in West's position from an earlier, revolutionary socialist stance to a later, progressive reformist one. Wood shows how West's subsequent reworking of Marxism supports his transition from a socialist to a progressivist politics."--Jacket.